Values Voter Summit 2011 & America in 2013
As RWW readers know, the Values Voter Summit, the year’s biggest political gathering for the Religious Right, took place in Washington, D.C. this past weekend. Every Republican presidential candidate with the exception of Jon Huntsman addressed the summit, evidence of the continuing importance of Religious Right activists and political groups to the GOP. Polls suggest that the Religious Right is about twice as big as the Tea Party, with significant overlap between the two movements. Ron Paul’s campaign packed in enough voters to win the straw poll, but it would be wrong to say he was the favorite of the Values Voter crowd. It was up-and-coming candidate Herman Cain who won the loudest cheers (and took second place).
Organizations:Values Voter Summit , United Nations, Religious Right, PFAW, people for the american way, Liberty Counsel , Heritage Foundation
People:William Bennett , Vicky Hartzler, Steve King , Star Parker , Rick Santorum , Rick Perry , peter montgomery, Newt Gingrich , Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann, Matthew Spalding, Laura Ingraham , Herman Cain , Eric Cantor, Cuccinelli, Bryan Fischer, Barack Obama, abraham lincoln, Glenn Beck
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